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The Library Foundation of Los Angeles is pleased to host the 5th Annual Book Drop Bash as official partners with the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and Book Prizes! Members of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and authors and presenters of the Book Prizes get exclusive access to the downtown Central Library after dark.

The building will be taken over by music, as well as complimentary food and drinks (thanks to our sponsors!), all in the company of your favorite authors! Featuring the Library Foundation’s legendary Book Swap, in addition to literary-inspired activities, the Book Drop Bash is the perfect place to celebrate the literary and cultural life of Los Angeles!

Throughout the year, our Members provide vital support to numerous reading enrichment, educational and cultural programs, as well as access to the latest technology, for millions of families and individuals across the Los Angeles area. Serving over 14 million people per year, our Central Library and 72 Los Angeles Public Library branches help students succeed, invest in lifelong learning and engage the imagination to create a better future for all those who call this great city home. Join us as we thank our community of like-minded Members at this spectacular annual event for our most enthusiastic supporters!

Discover the nominees and winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes this year, and see which authors may be attending!

Suggested Admission: One Book (for the Book Swap!)

View photos from last year’s event!


Honorary Hosts:

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Alex Cohen, Bernard Cooper, Glen Creason, William Deverell, Janet Fitch, Judith Freeman, Amy Gerstler, Jonathan Gold, Carolyn Kellogg, Josh Kun, Attica Locke, Michelle Meyering, Patt Morrison, Brighde Mullins, Susan Orlean,  Luis Rodriguez, Louise Steinman, Susan Straight, Kenneth Turan, and David Ulin


Not a Member? Become a Member today to receive an exclusive invitation for two!

Contact Kelsey Picken, Membership Director at [email protected] for additional information.


Official Media Sponsor

L.A. Times Festival of Books


Many thanks to our generous sponsors!


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